Green Goddess Cocktails

Cocktails that are good for you?!

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A while ago I went to Cafe Gitane in New Yoak Citay and sipped on the most delightful of beverages. An emerald green cucumber juice. Clean, light, refreshing and very, very moreish.

Well, these are the grown up versions.

Cool cucumber, a sweet elderflower kiss and generous splash of a gin to give it a boot up the backside.

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They’ve fast become the tipple of choice in my household, and I think they might just become a firm favourite in yours.

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For a pitcher of the good stuff, you’ll need:

2 Cucumbers

Couple handfuls of mint

Juice of 1 lemon

Elderflower cordial

Gin (or vodka if you like)


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Blend together your cucumber, mint, lemon juice and a cup of water. (Keep a little cucumber back for garnish.)

Don’t worry about skinning them, you’ll keep more of the goodness that way.

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Sieve your smoothie into a bowl.

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Until you’re left with Kermit juice.

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Ready your glasses!

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Add a strip of cucumber to each, a sprig of mint and a few ice cubes.

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Pour a generous slug of gin into each.

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Add a splash of elderflower cordial.

And top with your green juice.

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Pop the rest into a jug with some cordial, gin and ice.

And take the whole lot outside for some sunshine.

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Add a little music, slurp, chatter, lounge and relax.

Don’t let the name put you off chaps, you’re just as welcome to sip on these. I’m yet to meet a man who doesn’t love a good Goddess!

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  • These look delicious! And hopefully all that hydration means you can avoid the hangover too 😉

    • Rosie

      I like the way you think Catherine! x

  • Tal
    • Rosie

      ME TOO!

  • Gillian Lamb

    I LOVE elderflower with gin…perfect combination 🙂

  • This drink looks amazing, such a great recipe for spring and summer! Cucumber and gin are such a great match together, so I’m definitely keen to try this out 🙂

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

    • Rosie

      Let me know how you get on Tessa! x

  • mariel

    it looks so refreshingly good <3

  • These look wonderful!

    • Rosie

      Thanks LB! x

  • This could well become my summer tipple – sounds perfect for the balmy evenings ahead (and we can kid ourselves they’re 1 of our 5 a day!!)

    Hugs Adele xoxo

    • Rosie

      No kidding required Adele! They totally count! x

  • Suzie


    When do we get to see the Amsterdam trip?! Been on edge for dayzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, can’t wait! 🙂

    Suze xo

    • Rosie

      Next week Suze! xx

  • I love how vibrant these look! And the fact you can claim they’re healthy is a plus….


  • These look delicious!! And anything green is healthy, right?!? J

    • Rosie

      Right! 😉 x

  • You had me at Gin <3

    • Rosie


  • Looks so nice and fresh!

  • missgetaway

    Oh wow these look amazing! I definitely have to try them at a barbecue or picknick in summer 😉

    Love from Austria,


    • Rosie

      Good thinking Kerstin! xx

  • Damn that sounds good! I love gin so this might just need to happen soon/tonight. Love Andrea xxx

    • Rosie

      Oh, let me know if it does Andrea! x

  • Awesome recipe!
    Next time you’re in NYC you should check out The Wayland in Alphabet City. They have a green margarita with kale that is also, ahem, healthy.

    • Rosie

      Will put it on the to-do list! Thanks D! x

  • I have all these ingredients so I know what I’ll be making tonight…..

    Lauren x

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    • Rosie

      Send me a pic! x

  • Kate

    These sound so refreshing and springy! Love a good gin cocktail!

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  • is it terrible that I consider this a great way to sneak a drink at work?


    • Rosie

      I can always rely on you to be naughty Lela! xx

  • Looking forward to sipping these poolside soon!

    • Rosie

      Ugh me too!

  • What a gorgeous colored drink! Looks super refreshing!


  • Abby

    Think I´ll make these during my upcoming trip to the beach! As long as I can find all the ingredients…
    Looks delicious!

  • Elodie

    Haha I wonder how many of the people who comment that they’ll be making these tonight/this weekend/next party ACTUALLY are going to do so?

    • Rosie

      Thankfully lots take pics for Twitter/Instagram so I see when they do!

  • ninegrandstudent

    These look delicious, I might have to steal the idea and adapt it to my tastes!

  • Could you do it with Vodka?

  • I’m almost too afraid to try this out and fall in love with it.. ALMOST 😉


  • Kate

    These look fantastic! I love cucumber. I also love gin, so these are right up my street! X

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  • Oh yum! I went to a cocktail making class a while back and we made something similar with Gin and Cucumber and it was so refreshing! I shall have to give this recipe a go, it would kind of be rude not to when it looks this good! x
    Laura | Loved By Laura

  • Cucumber and mint is so refreshing for the summer! So basically this is a health drink, no?

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • I love anything with mint, so these are right up my alley! 🙂

  • Alana

    This cocktail looks sooo delicious. I’ve never had elderflower. What does it taste like?

  • Ooh this sounds so good,pour me a glass!

  • Em

    You should try using St Germain with it!! (It’s the most delicious/refreshing elderflower liquer. Nom) xx

  • Looks great Rosie! I like the idea of convincing myself it’s healthy when it’s doused with gin!

  • These look amazing! Might have to try them for my dinner party this weekend. Great post! 🙂

  • Lucy Birchall

    Oh, yum! I reckon you could play around with some of the flavours too, or with your favourite green smoothie recipe. I’m sure I’ll be sipping one of these almost daily throughout the summer…

    She’s So Lucy

  • Queenie Lee

    Ooh, these sound interesting! Will have to give it a go as I love cucumber! xx

  • Wowee, green juice cocktails are exactly what my life has been missing! I’m a fan of adding gin to basically any soft drink, so this is fantastic 🙂

    Hannah Simpson Writes

  • this is great because it was costing me a lot of money to drink enough Pimms to get through our cucumber glut! Thanks 🙂

  • Yum – these would be great with Hendricks gin, it goes so well with cucumbers!

  • Vicki

    If it’s green it must be healthy, right? 😉

    I think I will also sneak in a bit of pineapple when I try them!

    Xo Vicki

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